FlorianLechner

Partner

Frankfurt + 49.69.9726.3939

Florian Lechner has more than 20 years of experience advising international companies and financial investors on tax matters relating to structured finance, financial products, alternative investments, M&A, and private equity transactions.

Prior to joining Jones Day in 2019, Florian practiced at a leading international law firm for two decades where he represented, among many others, a banking syndicate in the restructuring of a global automotive supplier, played a decisive role in establishing a major real estate portfolio, and advised on the acquisition of a large German insurance group.

In recent years he has increasingly worked on internal investigations in the financial sector, particularly with cum-ex transactions (dividend stripping). He also has represented domestic and international banks in civil law litigations with cum-ex counterparties.

Florian is recommended as a tax lawyer in Germany in several leading legal directories.

Experience

  • PolyOne acquires Clariant color and additive masterbatch business for $1.5 billionJones Day advised PolyOne Corporation in the $1.5 billion purchase of Clariant’s global color and additive masterbatch business.
  • Materion to acquire Optics Balzers, AG for $160 millionJones Day is advising Materion Corporation, a global supplier of highly engineered advanced enabling materials, in its $160 million acquisition of Optics Balzers, AG, an industry leader in thin film optical coatings.
  • Amadeus FiRe AG acquires COMCAVE Holding GmbH, Dortmund for €200 millionJones Day advised Amadeus FiRe AG, Frankfurt, on the €200 million acquisition of 100% of the shares in the retraining specialist COMCAVE Holding GmbH, Dortmund.
  • Celonis raises $290 million in Series C funding roundJones Day represented Celonis SE, a Munich-based unicorn for process mining software, in connection with the US$290 million Series C financing round led by Arena Holdings and other U.S. investors based on a company valuation of US$2.5 billion.
  • Timken acquires BEKA Lubrication for $165 millionJones Day advised The Timken Company in its $165 million acquisition of BEKA Lubrication (BEKA), a leading global supplier of automatic lubrication systems.
  • Koch-Glitsch acquired Julius Montz from Pfaudler GroupJones Day advised Koch-Glitsch, a subsidiary of Koch Engineered Solutions (KES) and its parent company Koch Industries, Inc., in the acquisition of chemical and pharmaceutical process equipment and technology supplier Julius Montz GmbH (Montz) from the Pfaudler Group, a portfolio company of Deutsche Beteiligungs AG (DBAG).
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